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  • Survey of 'leaders' gives lab high marks

    For the second straight year, the Los Alamos National Laboratory continues to get high marks from community leaders.
    According to the latest survey released earlier this month, LANL “has maintained this high level of favorability as 78 percent of the community leaders say they currently have a favorable opinion of the lab, while just four percent say they have an unfavorable opinion.”
    “Just over two-thirds (68 percent) of Community Leaders give LANL high ratings for its corporate citizenship, which is consistent with results observed in the last two studies and much higher than had been observed in prior years. Just five of the Leaders give LANL a negative rating for its corporate citizenship.

  • Autio's short term made long-term impact

    Second of a series
    After only a year and a half as Los Alamos County Attorney and Acting County Administrator, Randy Autio has taken a position as Bernalillo County Attorney.

    “Although his tenure with the County was short, the personal sacrifices and professional contributions he made, especially during the Las Conchas fire, will long be remembered and appreciated,” said Acting Assistant County Administrator Anne Laurent. “Randy Autio stepped in to provide stability and leadership for a community and organization that was new to him with the confidence and commitment of a longtime resident.”

    One of Autio’s first challenges was investigating charges against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.

  • Spreading Christmas cheer
  • Mountain lion kills pet dog in backyard

    The white and brown foxhound named Gwennie didn’t stand a chance against a 110-pound mountain lion on the prowl early Christmas Eve morning. The 60-pound canine was easy prey for the bigger cat that invaded the dog's territory.

    “At about 6:46 a.m., I arrived (1800 Camino Redondo) and made contact with Mr. Hari S. Viswanathan regarding a mountain lion killing his dog,” Los Alamos Police Ofc. Jaime Gonzales said in his police report.

    “He ran up to my vehicle and stated to me that the mountain lion was still in the backyard and that he had struck the lion with a shovel over the head but it still refused to leave or let go of the dog.”

  • Fellers' legacy lives on in LA

    David Fellers was a longtime resident of Los Alamos who refused to allow his cerebral palsy to diminish his love of life. Born with cytomegalovirus Feb. 7, 1978, he was a constant reminder to his parents and seven siblings to be grateful for what they had, his mother Sally Fellers said.

    In David Fellers’ case, cytomegalovirus caused extreme brain damage including complete deafness and partial blindness.

    His mother recalled how as a toddler, Fellers worked hard to gain use of his body.

  • Police: Babysitter Beat, Dismembered Ind. Girl

    A babysitter and trusted neighbor has confessed that he bludgeoned 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon of Fort Wayne, Indiana to death with a brick then dismembered her, hiding her head, hands and feet at his home.

  • Vikes expect Peterson back for 2012

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP)—The athletic abilities of star running back Adrian Peterson led the Minnesota Vikings to give him a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the season started.

    Now, they hope his recuperative abilities are just as good and he is able to live up to being the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

  • Sports update 12-27-11

     

       

    Registration for volleyball league open at YMCA

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult coed volleyball league.

  • Video: Tiny Polar Bear Cub Opens Eyes

    Siku, a month-old polar bear cub in Denmark opens his eyes for the first time. The cub was taken from his mother after she was not producing enough milk to feed him.

  • VIDEO: Police Find 7 Dead in Fort Worth-Area Apartment

    Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death, police said Sunday. It happened in an apartment near Fort Worth, Texas.